United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Culture and Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

when 31 July 2017 - 11 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1150

The course will be founded in philosophy but will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Scottish Enlightenment. The teaching will primarily consist of tutorials and seminars based on set readings. However in addition there will be museum and gallery visits, and a philosophical walking tour of Edinburgh, which will help to focus the students understanding of the continuing legacy of the Scottish Enlightenment in Edinburgh and Scotland.

Course leader

John Gordon

Course aim

By the end of the course students should expect to be well versed in key issues relating to the Scottish Enlightenment :Human Nature; Ethics; Aesthetics; Religion; Economics; and Social Theory. Students analytical, critical and discussion skills will be enhanced by participation in tutorials and written assignments.

Credits info

Non-credit bearing course.

Fee info

GBP 1150: Accommodation is not included in the course fees.
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website when announced

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